W. Patrick Sullivan

W. Patrick Sullivan

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Practice Areas

  • Long-Term Care Defense (Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Adult Group Homes, RCACs, Hospice)
  • Professional Licensing Board Defense (NHAs, Medical, Dental, Nursing)
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Healthcare Liability Defense (Nurses, Chiropractor, Therapists)
  • Medical Device Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Mediations and Arbitrations
  • Appellate Law

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: St. Thomas More Scholar
    • Honors: Member, Marquette University National Moot Court Team
  • Tufts University
    • B.A. - 1976
  • Columbia University
    • M.A. - 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Honors

  • St. Thomas More Scholar
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • Leader in the Law, 2016 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015 and 2016
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2019

Representative Cases

  • Estate of John King v. Kramer, et al., 680 F.3d 1013 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Stinson v. City of Milwaukee, et al., 799 F.3d 833 (7th Cir. 2015) Petition for rehearing en banc granted.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar Association of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Wisconsin Healthcare Association
  • Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living
  • Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • International Society of Barristers

Current Employment Position

  • Founding partner